Isabel Mattia is an MFA candidate at Rhode Island School of Design. She studied at SAIC for a post-baccalaureate semester in 2016 after receiving her Bachelors Degree from Brown University with a double concentration in Visual Art (with honors) and Africana Studies. Her work has been exhibited in the Dedee Shattuck Gallery, New Bedford Art Museum, The Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Arts at Brown University, and the David Winton Bell Gallery. She is a recipient of the Marlene Malik Grant for Sculpture and the Roberta Joslin Award for Excellence in Art. Mattia lives on a nascent farm in rural Rhode Island, and works in her space within Smokestack Studios in Fall River, Massachusetts. She is an artist fabricator and welding instructor at the Steel Yard in Providence, RI. Her art practice is informed by her work as a birth doula She has worked as Dedee Shattuck Gallery’s gallery manager and lead curator, as a teaching and artist assistant for artists Paul Myoda and Charlotte Hamlin. Mattia has led arts workshops at Curvin-McCabe school in Pawtucket Rhode Island and in the Adult Correctional Institute in Cranston, Rhode Island.
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